Wednesday, March 24, 2021

COVID-19 Update

The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been eleven new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is one more than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that ten more county residents are now considered to be recovering from the virus. There are 76 more county residents in mandatory quarantine today than yesterday, but there are two fewer hospitalized. As yesterday, two of those hospitalized are in the ICU. There has not been a death from COVID-19 in Columbia County since Monday, March 15.

The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County yesterday of 1.9 percent and a seven-day average of 2.6 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 3.2 percent and the seven-day average is 2.1 percent.

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